James Campbell: Silhouette

James Campbell: Silhouette
Title
James Campbell: Silhouette
Date 
c. 1803-1810
Medium 
Hollow-cut beige paper laid on black prepared paper, in an album of 50 folios containing 91 silhouettes, 24 blank folios, and a two page list of sitters
Dimensions 
image height: 2 3/4 in. ( 7 cm ) sheet: 4 5/8 x 4 in. ( 11.7 x 10.2 cm )
Description 
Bust of boy in right-facing profile; hollow-cut from rectangular sheet of cream paper; mounted in album containing a total of ninety-one silhouettes.
Credit Line 
Gift of an Anonymous Donor, 1948
Object Number 
Z.2564dddd
Marks 
inscribed in ink: upper right: "83" inscribed in pencil: lower right: "James Campbell / [8yr.?] 1806-" embossed: below bust: "MUSEUM"
Inscriptions 
Silhouette inscribed at upper right in brown ink: "83"; at lower right in graphite: "James Campbell"; embossed at lower center: "Museum"
Provenance 
Peale's Museum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group